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Eugene L. Tinklepaugh
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Associate Dean of Curriculum/School Chair of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies
Department Head of English & Communication/English Instructor

Dr. Phillip W. Taylor Complex




Mailing Address
Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890

Educational Philosophy

When we say that we care about student success at Halifax Community College, here's what we mean: Teaching and Learning is our top focus. Our faculty truly care about our students and are personally committed to providing an enriching learning environment. We want students to achieve their goals, complete their programs, and enter the next phase of life equipped with the skills that lead to success. In my English classes, I challenge my students to face their fears and to bring their passion and energy to the work that matters most to them. I have a background in journalism and creative writing, but being in a classroom for that moment when a student realizes "I can do this," is unlike anything else.


M.A. in English from East Carolina University, 2008
B.A. in English from East Carolina University, 2003

Personal Profile

I went to school to become a writer. My first real job was working at a newspaper, where I did a lot of writing. I love a good story. I also love to travel and play basketball. Before moving to Eastern North Carolina in 1992, I lived and grew up in Florida. I was born in Germany. Home is Rocky Mount with my wife and two daughters.

Schedule & Office Hours

My virtual office hours for the Spring 2021 semester are as follows: 2-3 pm Monday through Friday or by appointment. I am available for Zoom teleconferencing or a phone conference at this hour.

Below is my advising calendar for this week. If you would like to set up an advising appointment with me, click the link below and find a time that fits your schedule. You can navigate to other weeks to see my schedule in the future. If none of the advising hours listed work for your schedule, reach out to me in an email and we can set up a time that fits your needs.

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